The Chosen Peoples: America, Israel, and the Ordeals of Divine Election

The Chosen Peoples: America, Israel, and the Ordeals of Divine Election

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- Unique histories: The United States and Israel are the only two countries that made chosenness the foundation of their national identities. Jews and Americans have long wrestled with this strange and unshakeable idea. While trying to grasp the meaning of divine election and understand the burden it places on them, they have changed the world. Covering the entire span of American and Jewish history, and defying conventional wisdom, Gitlin and Leibovitz illustrate how this belief in chosenness has profoundly shaped both countries and their relationship with each other.

- Controversial topic: Gitlin and Leibovitz contend that what unites the two allies is less their common interests than this deep-seated and lasting belief that they were chosen by God. Rather than endorse chosenness as a divine right, or simply denounce it as vulgar nationalism, the authors conclude that only by wrestling with its meaning and redefining it can both nations thrive. Their book will delight, offend, and inspire readers across the political spectrum.

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  • ISBN 13: 9781439132364
  • ISBN 10: 1439132364
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  • Language: English
  • Pages: 250
  • Size: 9.37" l x 6.18" w x 0.83" h

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